Motoring with Bob Roco ROMEO: Kia Cerato to Kia K4; a revolutionary and elegant successor


By Eddie POKU

Kia just unveiled its latest creation, the 2025 Kia K4, which is poised to replace the Kia Cerato. The K4 signifies a significant evolution in Kia’s small-car range, combining modern aesthetics with advanced features. Its design aligns with Kia’s next-generation design language, promising an aesthetically pleasing and modern look.

Kia K4

Speculation suggests that the new K4 sedan will be larger than its predecessor, possibly sharing dimensions with the Hyundai i30 Sedan, which is 70mm longer than the current Kia Cerato sedan. This increase in size could translate to more interior space and comfort.

One of the most anticipated developments is the potential inclusion of hybrid powertrains, a first for this model. Alongside this, there might be traditional petrol engine options like the 2.0-litre non-turbo and 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engines, similar to those found in the i30 Sedan.

The global unification of Kia’s sedan and hatchback lines under the ‘K’ series badge further highlights the brand’s commitment to a cohesive and recognizable product line. This move follows the introduction of models like the K3 and K5, which have replaced the Rio and Optima, respectively, in some markets.

Ghanaians, who have enjoyed a strong relationship with the Kia Cerato since its introduction in 2009 by Rana Motors, can now look forward to this new offering.

2008 Kia Cerato

The K4’s combination of enhanced size, potential hybrid technology, and a modern design language, marks a significant step forward in Kia’s evolution.

Kia’s announcement of the K4 represents an exciting development for car enthusiasts and the automotive industry, signaling a blend of innovation, style, and practicality in the small car segment.

Edward Boateng Opoku, known as Eddie Poku, is an automotive enthusiast and the creative force behind Ryde Channel on YouTube. His channel features in-depth car and motorcycle reviews, profiles of auto enthusiasts, and coverage of automotive events. Engaged in the automotive industry, Eddie actively participates in discussions about cars and motorcycles. Connect with him on YouTube at Ryde Channel, LinkedIn at, and visit for more.

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